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Millennium memories in Hunstanton, King’s Lynn, Middleton, Narborough, North Wootton, South Wootton and Swaffham





Celebrations to mark the end of the 20th century and the start of the third millennium and the 21st century were held in towns and villages across West Norfolk on December 31, 1999 – and today’s feature shows how local folk marked the momentous occasion. In London, the Queen lit the National Millennium Beacon, which triggered a string of beacons across the UK … including this one at The Walks in Lynn, which was awarded to St John’s Church after a Lynn News competition to find a suitable venue for the British Gas beacon.

Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn
Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn

Kaylee Petch and Hannah Valentine celebrate at Middleton Village Hall where more than 200 people danced until the early hours. Balloons fell and party poppers exploded at the stroke of midnight, followed by an outdoor fireworks display.

Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn
Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn

A large marquee was erected at Wootton Park so that residents from North and South Wootton could party the night away. Disney characters added to the millennium fun where young and old enjoyed the festivities which included a £2,700 cash and prize giveaway.

Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn
Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn

Raising a millennium flag to 2000 at the Hunstanton Lions Club party where revellers enjoyed a disco, karaoke, fireworks and a champagne breakfast.

Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn
Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn

Raising a glass to the New Year at Swaffham Conservative Club where nearly 140 people ensured there was a great party atmosphere.

Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn
Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn

DJ John Mace, bottom right, gave his services free at Narborough Community Centre party – so long as any proceeds from the event went to charity. More than 200 people made it a night to remember and it certainly was, with John and his parents counting up the cash which went to the village primary school and Macmillan Cancer Relief.

Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn
Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn

Hayley Webb, Gary Ward and Julie Calton see in the New Year at a private party held at Lynn Town Hall.

Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn
Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn

Balloon fun for the quartet of Michelle King, Julie Haynes, Darren Taylor and Andrew Thrower as they party at Zoots nightclub in Lynn, where a Scottish piper helped welcome in the new year.

Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn
Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn

With just an hour to go before the arrival of the new millennium, Lynn town centre was deserted – with the exception of two police officers. Most of the town centre pubs were either closed or restricted to private parties and there was no big civic occasion.

Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn
Archive Photograph from the files of the Lynn News, King's Lynn

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